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Event: Register now! SLMCCM launches free climate and health course with Columbia University and Health Care Without Harm

| April 14, 2023

The Planetary and Global Health Program of the St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine-William H. Quasha Memorial (Philippines), in collaboration with the Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education (based at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health) and Health Care Without Harm-Southeast Asia, is launching the first-ever South East Asia Climate and Health Responder Course on June 6 to 29, 2023.

Southeast Asia is one of the world’s most vulnerable regions to the effects of climate change. It also faces a dual challenge—to adapt to the threats posed by climate change while ensuring that development strategies progress toward environmental sustainability goals. This course aims to equip healthcare practitioners and students, health systems planners, public health officials, and others interested in planetary health from across Southeast Asia with the knowledge and tools needed to prepare for the impact of climate change on health.

The certification course will consist of eight bi-weekly (Tuesday and Thursday) live-virtual 90-minute sessions (6:00 – 7:30 PM Philippine time), offered in English. Each session will consist of approximately 45 minutes of foundational lectures followed by 1-2 case studies and skill-based sessions, presenting examples of climate impacts on health specifically in a Southeast Asian population and context. Participants will receive a certificate of completion after attending all eight sessions and answering the pre- and post-test questions.

Registration for this course is free! To register, please visit the course webpage.

Join us as we build the new generation of health workforce that will protect the health of both people and the planet!

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